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Not Fake News: Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale Open Lifespan of a Fact

The new Broadway play at Studio 54 is directed by Leigh Silverman.

Cherry Jones, Daniel Radcliffe, and Bobby Cannavale take their bow as The Lifespan of a Fact opens on Broadway.
(© David Gordon)

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale celebrated their Broadway opening night in The Lifespan of a Fact on Thursday, October 18, at Studio 54. Leigh Silverman directs.

Based on the book of the same name by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal, The Lifespan of a Fact is written by Jeremy Karekan, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, directed by Leigh Silverman, and is described as follows: "The determined young fact checker (Daniel Radcliffe) is about to stir up trouble. The demanding editor (Cherry Jones) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author (Bobby Cannavale). Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy of conflict. The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction is about to begin — with undeniably delicious consequences."

Guests at the opening night festivities included the show's real-life inspirations, writers Jim Fingal and John D'Agata, as well as Rose Byrne, Dana Delany, Jennifer Nettles, Billy Crudup, and more. Check out TheaterMania's photos in the gallery below.


The production features scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by Palmer Hefferan, and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon.